CJ 221 Criminal Procedure
SP 2009 HO
Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A. in History & Economics from University of MissouriJ.D. from University of Missouri
Mondays & Fridays 8:00-9:00; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00-10:00
January 12 - May 10, 2009
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Textbook: Criminal Justice for the Criminal Justice Professional, 10th ed., by Ferdico, Fradella, & Totten (Wadsworth Cengage 2009) ISBN 0-495-50720-2
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Professor Plumb's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive. Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process. Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned and apply this information in the examination of the constitutional law of the United States as it applies to the criminal justice process, and its impact on society.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Assignment
Students will write an essay comparing and contrasting the approaches to criminal procedure by the U.S. Supreme Court under both Chief Justices Earl Warren and William Rehnquist. The essay should focus on their significant decisions and the effects they had on the balance between social order maintenance and individual liberties. The essay should address the effects of the Supreme Court’s decisions on law enforcement in the United States. Discuss the Supreme Court’s current approach to balancing civil liberties against public order maintenance.
The essay must include:
Core Assessment Rubric
Does Not Meet Expectation
The essay demonstrates a thorough appraisal of the researched information. The essay is presented as a congruous and thoughtful exposition of ideas.
The essay demonstrates a satisfactory appraisal of the researched information. The essay is presented as a thoughtful exposition of ideas.
The essay demonstrates a minimal appraisal of the researched information. The essay is presented as a disparate exposition of ideas.
The essay demonstrates no appraisal of the researched information. The essay is presented as an incongruous exposition of ideas.
The essay is a consolidated integration of the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. Extends research well beyond minimum requirements.
The essay is a presents the fundamental principles of criminal procedure, but integration of themes is weak.
The essay responds to individual issues of criminal procedure, but without integration or consolidation of ideas.
No evidence of combining researched material into a consistent whole.
Essay completely examines the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. It analyzes key elements using 6 or more course-external sources.
Essay examines the fundamental principles of criminal procedure, but may miss a few points. It analyzes key elements using 5 course-external sources.
Essay fails to satisfactorily examine the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. It analyzes key elements using 1-4 course-external sources.
Essay fails to examine the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. It uses no course-external sources.
The essay shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout.
The essay shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout.
The essay shows minimal use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout.
The essay fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes.
Content of Communication
Essay conveys complete and exceptional information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure.
Essay conveys sufficient information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure.
Essay conveys minimal information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure.
Essay conveys no information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure.
Technical Skill in Communicating
Essay contains all required technical components: 6-8 pages in length (excluding required cover and reference pages), typed, double-spaced. Written in APA or MLA Style. Contains fewer than five grammatical or spelling errors.
Essay contains most required technical components. Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors but errors do not detract from understanding. Written in APA or MLA Style, but may have a few formatting errors.
Essay contains few required technical components. Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors that detract from understanding. APA or MLA Style usage is barely evident.
Essay contains no required technical components. There are so many errors in the APA or MLA writing convention, in the paper presentation, or in grammar and/or spelling that it is difficult to read.
Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each student earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each class activity.
In determining the number of points assigned to an activity, the major factors will be the following questions:
All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period they are due. Course grades are determined on the following allocation of points:
Point accumulation for grades:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
For each class period an assignment is late, points will be deducted. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting in the last week of classes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points.
2. Due to abuses by students in past semesters, there will be no excused absences. You are either present or absent. To partially make up for an absence, you must submit to the instructor by the beginning of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed. The essay must be submitted by e-mail with the essay as an attachment. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This is a junior level course, and the expectation is that you will function at that level. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and individual reporting to the class. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade.
4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term examination and a final examination in this course.
5. There will be periodic written assignments in this course. Further information about these will be provided in the website for this course. All assignments will be either completed in class or submitted in a dropbox in the eCompanion website for this course. I will NOT accept assignments submitted by e-mail. Please see me if you are unfamiliar with using eCompanion.
7. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
All materials, including links to reading assignments, written assignments, the core essay and the examinations will be found in the website for this course.
Week 1 (Jan 12, 14 & 16) Individual Constitutional Rights in the United States – study course syllabus & read text chapter 1; Written Assignment 1 - completed in class
Week 2 (Jan 19, 21 & 23) NO CLASS MONDAY JAN 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Day; The Criminal Justice Process in the United States - study text chapter 2; Written Assignment 2 - completed in class
Week 3 (Jan 26, 28 & 30) Basic Constitutional Concepts - study text chapter 3; Written Assignment 3 - completed in class
Week 4 (Feb 2, 4 & 6) Search Warrants - study text chapter 4; Written Assignment 4 due in the dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 5 (Feb 9, 11 & 13) Administrative & Special Searches - study text chapter 5; Written Assignment 5 due in the dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 6 (Feb 16, 18 & 20) NO CLASS MONDAY FEB 16, in observance of Presidents Day; Arrest - study text chapter 6; Written Assignment 6 due in the dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 7 (Feb 23, 25 & 27) Stops & Frisks - study text chapter 7; Written Assignment 7 due in the dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 9 (Mar 16, 18 & 20) Searches Incident to Arrest - study text chapter 8; Written Assignment 9 due in the dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 10 (Mar 23, 25 & 27) Consent Searches - study text chapter 9; Written Assignment 10 due in dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 11 (Mar 30, Apr 1 & 3) The Plain View Doctrine - study text chapter 10; begin Core Essay; Written Assignment 11 due in dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 12 (Apr 6, 8 & 10) Search & Seizure of Vehicles & Containers - study text chapter 11; Written Assignment 12 due in dropbox before the beginning of class Wednesday; NO CLASS FRIDAY APR 10, in observance of Good Friday
Week 13 (Apr 13, 15 & 17) Open Fields & Abandoned Property - study text chapter 12; Written Assignment 13 due in dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 14 (Apr 20, 22 & 24) Interrogations, Admissions, & Confessions - study text chapter 13; Written Assignment 14 due in dropbox before the beginning of class Friday
Week 15 (Apr 27, 29 & May 1) Pretrial Visual Identification Procedures; Core Essay due; Written Assignment 15 due in dropbox before the beginning of class Friday; review for final examination
Week 16 - Finals Week - Final Examination - Wednesday, May 6 --- 8:00 - 10:00
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